West Fork #240


The West Fork Trail #240 starts at Forest Service Road #858.3G, and ends and Forest Service Road 858, Owl Pass/Cimarron Road. It starts near the Middle Fork of the Cimarron River, climbs a ridge and travels along the ridge until it intersects the Cowboy Lake Trail #244 after about 1.6 miles. It then descends toward the East Fork of the Cimarron River before coming to an end at FSR 858.

At a Glance

Open Season: June
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Summer
Busiest Season: Summer
Restrictions: Open to Hiking, Horseback, Mountain Bike, OHV less then 50 inches in width.
Closest Towns: Ridgeway, CO

General Information


From Montrose:

Travel east on Hwy 50 for approximately 21 miles to the intersection for County Road 858. Turn right onto Forest Service Road 858, Big Cimarron Road, and travel south for approximately 20.1 miles, approximately 1.5 miles past the Silver Jack Reservoir turn off. Turn right onto Forest Service Road #858.3G and continue for approximately 0.26 miles to the end of the road where the trail begins.


T. 46 N.; R. 6 W.; Section 28. U.S.G.S. Map: Courthouse Mountain. Elevation: 8,999 feet. Latitude: N38.206, Longitude: W-107.522.

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OHV Trail Riding

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2.8 miles

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  Elevation : 
8,999 ft. - 9,227 ft.


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